The 88 sqm apartment, located in a quiet neighborhood in Tel Aviv, intended for a home of a young couple & a new baby born.
The couple commissioned Interior Designer Yael Perry to plan & design their 88 sqm apartment that hasn’t been renovated since it was built in the 70’s into a contemporary space suited to living, working & hosting.
The contemporary design style combines contemporary & scandinavian furniture details. The apartment floor was covered with a bright scandinavian herringbone style wooden parquet and the walls were painted in white in order to create a brighter / wider space than it used to be. The windows were framed in black to emphasize the green view seen from all windows.
The renovated apartment was divided into six spaces & includes an open-plan kitchen, living room, dining room & a small terrace, 2 bedrooms, main bathroom & home office that is used as a guest room from time to time.
We faced number of challenges during the plan process; number of concrete columns were located in the central areas of the apartment that couldn’t be removed during the demolition process & there was an old heating system that still operates; the couple decided to maintain the infrastructure & use it during winter. Other partitions were removed during the demolition phase accompanied by a constructor.
The entrance leads to the social areas like the kitchen, living, dining & a small terrace positioned in an open-plan layout covered with scandinivian bright parquet. The old close kitchen was connected with the living room and we created an opening in the wall behind the kitchen cabinets, between the bathroom & the kitchen, using fixed glass framed by a minimalist black aluminum to bring more light into the main public space. Custom made kitchen cabinets were designed for kitchen appliances & storage. in the center, placed the kitchen island covered with Agglotech terrazzo surfaces used for storage and seating. The terrazzo kitchen island that’s seen from the entrance adds a chic contemporary style to the apartment. Beyond the kitchen cabinets, the old close laundry room & a tiny guest toilet were connected to a new main bathroom. The couple asked for a shower and a small bath for the new baby born. The bathroom floor and the main wall were covered with Italian terrazzo tiles contrasting the white walls. The taps are all black and a white corian sink was placed above a custom made pink cabinet. Between the sink & the toilet where the building's heating system & pipes located, a niche was created as a hidden space for a towels dryer.
Next to the kitchen located the living room and a small dining area. The long layout living room was decorated with scandinivan & contemporary style furniture. White dining table was custom made for the project combined with IKEA dining chairs in powder & cork shades.
Next to the living room located a small terrace that was closed & connected to the living room by the previous occupiers. We reopened the terrace, covered the floor with monochromatic shades of 3D cube tiles & placed various plants that combine & bring in the greenery outside view.
The corridor leads to the private areas. The guest bathroom, located now on a space that used to function as a tiny warehouse, was expanded on behalf of the kids' bedroom. It’s also used as a laundry room for the washer and dryer that’s installed inside a smoky pink cabinet.
The old small original bathroom was converted to a small home office that is used as a guest room from time to time.
The newborn’s bedroom style is minimalist combined with colorful toys and accessories. The crib can be transformed & used as a transitional bed in the future for the boy. A central round rug was placed on the bright parquet floor & an origami lamp with circus illustration is lighting the room with a warm light.